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What does Newel mean?

Newel Pronunciation of Newel [newel] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Newel is "new hall". Newel is an alternate form of Newell (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english.


Newel has 2 variants: Newall and Newhall.

Creative forms:
(male) Nerel, Nerwel, ..

(female) Newna, Newni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Newel Forrest (N.F.), ..

How popular is Newel?

Newel is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#100663 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Newell is the only popular varying form of Newel (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Newhall, are seldom used. This form of Newel was favored by parents a century ago (#657). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Newell in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Newel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Newel is pronounced similarly to Neal, Neale, Neall, Nealle, Neel, Neil, Neile, Neill, Nial, Niall, Niel, Nile, Noel, Noll, Nowel and Nowell. Other recommended names are Anwel, Dekel, Feiwel, Hevel, Howel, Hywel, Jerel, Lowel, Naegel, Nagel, Neely, Neper, Nereo, Neven, Nevil, Newsy, Nezer, Nigel, Nijel, Nygel, Pawel, Peel, Powel and Reuel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Newel.

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